This Web site provides electronic versions of the documents from the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention . Clinicians, including psychologists and social workers, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health care educators, can use these resources to build an integrated primary care service in various health settings. The tools cover multiple behavioral health issues and can be adapted or altered to...
These decision aids for patients provide facts, options, and evidence to help them talk with their doctor when making a treatment decision. These tools are meant to serve as a complement to counseling from a health practitioner rather than as a replacement for it.
The Web site includes a searchable A to Z inventory of decision aids on particular health topics, as well as a general decision guide that can be used for any health or social decision. It also includes guides for...
The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...
These toolkits for clinicians help establish a health support center for assisting patients in making health care decisions. Each set provides guidelines and examples to be used in either primary or specialty care settings for the best decision support a patient would need.
- Starting a shared decision making center
- Decision support toolkit for primary care
- Decision support toolkit for specialty care
- Breast cancer
- Hip and...
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.
This guide for health care organizations provides resources on how to deliver and arrange health care services to diverse patients. The guide has quality improvement initiatives and downloadable ready-to-use tools in the Resource Library to improve access to care and reduce health care disparities.
The information found in the Steps to Quality Improvement section of the guide is organized into the following four chapters that follow the steps of a basic quality improvement...
This report for hospitals and health care organizations provides a guide for improving the quality of care for the diverse patient groups. The report includes a self-assessment tool for organizations to assess their current care practices and services, and identify areas for improvement. The tool measures practices over four key themes: building a foundation, collecting and using data to improve services, accommodating the needs of specific populations, and establishing internal and external...
Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together is a campaign that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients when patients move from one care setting to another. Resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Topics covered include:
- For family caregivers
- Guides for all caregivers
- Hospital stay and discharge planning...